Mother, Mother

Mother, Mother

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An electrifying debut novel about what happens when the one who should love you the most becomes your worst enemy. Sure to appeal to fans of GONE GIRL, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN and ROOM

Meet the Hurst Family.

Meet Violet Hurst -16 years old, beautiful and brilliant. So why is she being accused of being a danger to herself and others?

Meet her brother Will Hurst - the smartest and sweetest twelve-year old boy around. But does he really need all that medication he is being told to take?

Meet oldest sister Rose - the one who got away. She disappeared one night in her final year of school, never to be heard from again.

And then meet their mother - Josephine. Perhaps it will then all start to make sense...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 270g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007547404
  • 9780007547401
  • 381,360

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`Tense, shocking and terrifyingly good' Closer

`A dark and witty novel' Company

`Unputdownable. An extraordinary book' Elizabeth Forbes, author of Nearest Thing to Crazy

If you liked We Need to Talk About Kevin, this spiky, disconcerting debut novel is for you.' Glamour

`Superbly paced and structured, with dialogue worthy of Lena Dunham, Mother, Mother is an engrossing, and finally shocking, read.' Guardian

`Josephine is a chillingly, convincing self-centered narcissist. The very different ways that the three children are threatened by their `perfect' mother and fight to survive her attentions make this an original and cleverly paced psychological thriller' Daily Mail
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About Koren Zailckas

Koren Zailckas is an internationally bestselling writer, and has contributed to the Guardian, U.S. News & World Report, Glamour, Jane and Seventeen magazine. She currently lives with her family in the Catskills mountains of New York.
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6,156 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 20% (1,239)
4 40% (2,490)
3 29% (1,804)
2 8% (476)
1 2% (147)
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